LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL
Comhairle Contae Lú
Part XI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)
Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended)
Ardee Castle, Amendment to Refurbishment and Access Improvement Works, Ardee, Co. Louth
Louth County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out refurbishment works to Ardee Castle, a Protected Structure comprising the Castle, Bridewell building to the rear and modern courtyard extension (Reference Lhs 017-017, NIAH 13823004 and a National Monument, Reference LH 017-101018) and the adjoining house (Reference LHS -017-073, NIAH 13823005). The proposed works are to a National monument and Protected Structures and are within the Ardee Conservation Area as designated in the Louth County Council Development Plan 2015-2021.
This application is an amendment to previously approved Part 8 procedure namely Ardee Castle Refurbishment and Access Improvement Works (Ref: 17/137) and comprises the following over and above the previously approved Part 8 procedure:
- Altered and extended external stair, lift and services core to height of 4 floors to rear of buildings providing universal access and egress to ground and all upper levels of the building.
- All associated site development works.
In accordance with Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2018, Louth County Council has concluded from a preliminary examination pursuant to the provisions of article 120(1)(b)(i) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2018 that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required.
Where any person considers that the proposed development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment, he or she may, at any time before the expiration of 4 weeks beginning on the date of publication of this notice, apply in accordance with the provisions of article 120 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001-2018, to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have such effects.
In accordance with the provisions of article 250 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 to 2019, Louth County Council has carried out a screening of the proposed development to assess, in view of best scientific knowledge, if the development, individually or in combination with other plans or projects, would be likely to have a significant effect on a European site. Accordingly, Louth County Council has determined that the proposed development would not be likely to have a significant effect on a European site.
Plans and particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, from Thursday, 29th July 2021 until Thursday, 26th August 2021 (inclusive) at the offices of Louth County Council by appointment only (due to Covid restrictions) at:
Ardee Library, Market Street, Cappocksgreen, Ardee
Mid Louth Civic Services Centre, Fair Green, Ardee
Phone 1890202303 to make an appointment.
Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, clearly marked “Ardee Castle, Amendment to Refurbishment and Access Improvement Works , Ardee, Co. Louth”may be made in writing to the undersigned at Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, before 5.00 pm on Thursday, 9th September 2021.
Dated this 27th July 2021
Eugene Mc Manus
Louth County Council